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Stolen hubs

  1. Mark Knowles profile image59
    Mark Knowlesposted 9 years ago

    This person likes hubpages sooooo much, they have decided to steal a bunch of hubs:

    http://nirmalbharathi.blogspot.com/2008 … e-you.html

    I am not terribly bothered because I often add links to all my other stuff in my hubs, but if you are, check them out - I saw a lot of hubs cut and pasted here with no reference to the author. If you have written any hubs that score well, they will probably be here.

    The stupid sack of shite could at least have named mine properly big_smile

    1. quotations profile image90
      quotationsposted 9 years ago in reply to this

      What a A h -- le! I didn't see any of mine there. I hope you will contact Blogspot and demand that they remove th copied content.

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      sandra rinckposted 9 years ago in reply to this

      guess they got busted,  I tried the link just now and it's gone.  Justice!!

    3. Hazok profile image76
      Hazokposted 9 years ago in reply to this

      I have written a hub related to this. "Stealing of Hubs". I posted the hub in a way to find more about this subject. I really do think and feel that somebody or some organisation is making money out of this. I got a comment that I shouldnt feel bad about this because it will generate traffic to my hub. But if I unable to post my own hub to other sites because someone else had already done so, that make me mad.

  2. About-The-Home profile image59
    About-The-Homeposted 9 years ago

    I left a comment but I doubt he'll approve it, but at least he knows he's been found out.
    I told him he'd get banned from blogger, and I hope he does.

    Don't know what the official way of stopping this is.

    I don't think he's used anything of mine - must not be up to his high standards!

    1. quotations profile image90
      quotationsposted 9 years ago in reply to this

      In order to be taken seriously I think the victims should give notice to blogger under the Digital Milennium Copyright Act. The link for reporting offenders on blogger is here: http://www.google.com/blogger_dmca.html

  3. vreccc profile image59
    vrecccposted 9 years ago

    Perhaps another way of dealing with this is bringing it to the attention of Hubpages themselves. They can pick up the bat-phone, which likely has a direct line to Google, and nip this thing in the bud quite quickly.

    Jonathan

    This guy is a d*&k

    1. relache profile image87
      relacheposted 9 years ago in reply to this

      Since the individual authors actually own the content of their Hubs, and not HubPages, the HubTeam is most likely going to tell you that it is up to the authors to defend their own copyrights and to file a DMCA notice with blogspot.com.

  4. Stacie Naczelnik profile image89
    Stacie Naczelnikposted 9 years ago

    Oh goody.  Another one of these drips.

  5. Jason Menayan profile image60
    Jason Menayanposted 9 years ago

    Mark, are those your referral trackers, or has he supplanted them with his own?

    I have a mixed mind about these.

    On one hand, of course copying without permission or attribution is wrong and illegal. It is a clear violation of copyright laws. However sometimes being able to contact a "real" person via email in cases like these is tough. But you could try.

    On the other hand, some of these people post the same copy months after the original was posted, and in a way that will never get the same exposure for backlinks. So the HubPages version will always get prime positioning in SERPs. Some of these Hubs, like the one Mark pointed to, have links to other Hubs, so these are effectively backlinks. Maybe low-quality backlinks with relatively little value, but backlinks nonetheless.

    It's up to everyone to make the decision of whether to go after copyright violators or ignore them.

  6. Mark Knowles profile image59
    Mark Knowlesposted 9 years ago

    They are my referral trackers - he has basically copied the hub as-is with all my original links in it. That's why I'm not too bothered.

    But I noticed he is using a lot of other people's hubs that don't do the same thing I tend to do, so I figured people might want to know and complain about him.

  7. vreccc profile image59
    vrecccposted 9 years ago

    Mark,

    I just left a very nasty comment on his blog. He'll delete it, buy hopefully it puts a little fear in him.

    Jonathan

  8. Mark Knowles profile image59
    Mark Knowlesposted 9 years ago

    Well - that blog post is actually sending me traffic so..... smile

    But if people have stolen content that does not have links in, it's probably worth complaining about.

  9. vreccc profile image59
    vrecccposted 9 years ago

    Mark,

    If I may ask, have you been any money to write home about on hubpages? What has worked for you?

  10. Mark Knowles profile image59
    Mark Knowlesposted 9 years ago

    Nothing to write home about, but this stolen hub pretty much gives a full account of what I make here smile

    There are several threads about this. But some things work better than others. These work very well for me:

    http://hubpages.com/hub/Five-Best-iPhone-Cases
    http://hubpages.com/hub/Canon-XSi-450D
    http://hubpages.com/hub/Five-Best-iPhone-Earphones

    This is a different tack - I am going for amazon rather than adsense smile

    And yes, I specifically picked a low value item with some of them - the more items you sell, the higher the commission - regardless of the item's value smile

  11. vreccc profile image59
    vrecccposted 9 years ago

    Thanks,

    I'll love them over.

    Jonathan

  12. Mark Knowles profile image59
    Mark Knowlesposted 9 years ago

    Take a look at Maddie Rudd's hubs also - she seems to do very well with them.

  13. pauldeeds profile image
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    pauldeedsposted 9 years ago

    They are monetizing your stolen hub with AdSense.  So, despite the small benefit they may be providing you by leaving the links unchanged, I think you should report them so that Google can shut down their AdSense account.   It's easy enough for them to just move stolen content to another platform, but losing their AdSense account will sting a little.  They aren't nearly as easy to replace.

  14. Mark Knowles profile image59
    Mark Knowlesposted 9 years ago

    OK - I will take your advice on this. If I can hit them where it hurts - I agree.

    How would I go about doing that?

  15. pauldeeds profile image
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    pauldeedsposted 9 years ago

    I think these are the two places to start.  You will need access to a fax machine or be willing to pay for postage.  Other than that it's pretty easy.

    http://www.google.com/blogger_dmca.html
    http://www.google.com/adsense_dmca.html

    1. Mark Knowles profile image59
      Mark Knowlesposted 9 years ago in reply to this

      Paul posted these earlier - the next time, I will certainly be going for the money rather than warning them big_smile

  16. sligobay profile image69
    sligobayposted 9 years ago

    Greetings Hubbers,
    I'm posting for the first time and have created my first hub. Been reading some great hubs and gaining some knowledge. Sorry about the theft of your thoughts and efforts. Cheers,

  17. Lissie profile image87
    Lissieposted 9 years ago

    That was fast  - the page has gone!

    1. dinamars profile image60
      dinamarsposted 9 years ago in reply to this

      yeah, i can't see it anymore. Meanwhile I'm curious with the content :-?.

      dina

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      daflaposted 9 years ago in reply to this

      Yes, I missed it too.  Guess that Batphone is a handy thing!

  18. vreccc profile image59
    vrecccposted 9 years ago

    I left a very nasty and threatening post on his blog early this afternoon. If that I was my blog and I read the post I wrote, I'd take it down in a heart beat.

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      Iðunnposted 9 years ago in reply to this

      nothing sayz good perception and personal honesty like this post does.  haha.

  19. vreccc profile image59
    vrecccposted 9 years ago

    That's right!!!!!!!!!!

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      Iðunnposted 9 years ago in reply to this

      it's admireable and it put you up an unspecified amount in the last minute ratings for male hottest. big_smile

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    Iðunnposted 9 years ago

    the one thing that can be said about writing almost exclusively to frozen sparrows, drano,  mighty puddy and extremely detailed love poetry to one man is that it's last on the list for being "borrowed" for someone else's blogs.

  21. vreccc profile image59
    vrecccposted 9 years ago

    I'm confused

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      Iðunnposted 9 years ago in reply to this

      ah, that's what I hub.  frozen sparrowz, drano and poetry.  it's not a hot 'theft' idea.  apart from that one loony stalker broad who 'borrows' all my stuff and posts it on her board, no one else ever has.

      :p

  22. vreccc profile image59
    vrecccposted 9 years ago

    SWeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeet!!!!!!

    I even feel hotter, now.

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    Iðunnposted 9 years ago

    rockinjoe's contest isn't over until it's over.  that post moved you towards the elusive dollar store steak knife runner-up prize.

    final resultz on rockinjoe's Hottest Male Contest will be Hubbed tomorrow. :p

  24. vreccc profile image59
    vrecccposted 9 years ago

    Well Hot Legs with tattoo, what can I do in the meantime to increase my chances even more?

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      Iðunnposted 9 years ago in reply to this

      you might try scoring me the Billy Mayz OxyContin and some Billy Mayz lint brushes, yo. 

      adding you another boost since you knew from the start it was my leg and not my arm.  LOL

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      sandra rinckposted 9 years ago in reply to this

      those are her legs.  I thought it was sher shoulder and arm.

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        Iðunnposted 9 years ago in reply to this

        everyone thinks that sad

  25. vreccc profile image59
    vrecccposted 9 years ago

    Hot legs,

    It just so happens that due to a shipping error, I have a warehouse full of Billy Mayz OxyContin and some Billy Mayz lint brushes.

    It's yours baby!!!

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      Iðunnposted 9 years ago in reply to this

      very slick... possibly too slick.  :hmm:  better be careful.  it gets tricky from here on out.  big_smile

  26. Misha profile image75
    Mishaposted 9 years ago

    Hot Legs, you got you socks back on your avatar. Does it mean something?

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      Iðunnposted 9 years ago in reply to this

      Maybe.  How is that for elusive.  And not the obvious thing.  big_smile

  27. Patty Inglish, MS profile image88
    Patty Inglish, MSposted 9 years ago

    My stuff was on the perpitrator's blog too, so I reported it and messaged him I was taking legal action.

    Justice works in some places, thankfully. The blog is still gone as of right now.

  28. vreccc profile image59
    vrecccposted 9 years ago

    Nice work, Patty!!!

    You go girl!!!!!!!

    It appears he got bombarded from all directions. I bet he changes careers now from internet marketing to bagging grocery.

  29. Mark Knowles profile image59
    Mark Knowlesposted 9 years ago

    I think the next time we come across this, we should do as Paul suggested and see if we can get his google adsense account closed smile I wasn't sure how to go about this, but I will check and see.

  30. Stacie Naczelnik profile image89
    Stacie Naczelnikposted 9 years ago

    I love it when the hubbers show some love for each other's work and dropkick the thieves.

    Ah...the unity.

    Mark, let us know what you learn.

  31. gamergirl profile image60
    gamergirlposted 9 years ago

    I hope you kick 'em where it hurts, Mark.

    Much love!

  32. Mark Knowles profile image59
    Mark Knowlesposted 9 years ago

    And thanks guys - it makes sense we all look after each other - if we don't we will all get snowed under with this crap. I saw at least 20 hubs he had stolen from writers here.

  33. LdsNana-AskMormon profile image90
    LdsNana-AskMormonposted 9 years ago

    Cool!  I love seeing true comrades work together for the team...  This should always be HP Style...


    tDMG
    Kathryn

  34. Mark Knowles profile image59
    Mark Knowlesposted 9 years ago

    LOL - For once we agree big_smile

    1. Write On! profile image86
      Write On!posted 9 years ago in reply to this

      It's A MIRACLE:-)  You see... they really do happen!  LOL

      Kathryn

  35. Peter M. Lopez profile image91
    Peter M. Lopezposted 9 years ago

    I missed out on most of this thread, but well done everyone.

  36. vreccc profile image59
    vrecccposted 9 years ago

    Hot legs,

    Is that your shoulder in your new avatar?

    wa......wa.......wa........waaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa

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      Iðunnposted 9 years ago in reply to this

      Disqualified!  mad

      haha, just kidding  big_smile  :p

      1. vreccc profile image59
        vrecccposted 9 years ago in reply to this

        Don't break my heart. I'd have to lock myself in a closet for weeks.

        BTWL the wa......wa.......wa........waaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa was supposed to parody that SNL skit where the girl always ruins the fun. Ya know which one I'm talking about?

        Jonathan

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    Iðunnposted 9 years ago

    I don't watch tv. yikes

    you caught me publicly in a HUGE social gaffe.  now THAT might knock you out of the running.  lol.  smile

  38. vreccc profile image59
    vrecccposted 9 years ago

    The warehouse............. it's all yours......... even the building.....................

    ahhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh...................P
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                                                                         Splat!

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      Iðunnposted 9 years ago in reply to this

      this is how bad it is.  until last year I got ashton kutcher confused with ashley judd who I thought was a country music singer and might be but I don't know because I don't listen to progressive country either.  I thought jessica simpson was that little girl on The Simpsons.  and to this day I could run into britney spears on the street and not recognize her.  Paris Hilton, I don't even know why she's famous and I only associate her with some criminal justice news about some people breaking into that GirlzGoneWild guyz mansion and videotaping him in a compromising position, which I thought was pretty much poetic justice.  Paris' role in it is that allegedly the guy who did it told her and she told the police.

      heh.

  39. Write On! profile image86
    Write On!posted 9 years ago

    Did I interrupt something here guys:-)

    LOL

    Kathryn

  40. Stacie Naczelnik profile image89
    Stacie Naczelnikposted 9 years ago

    Public Service Announcement: Paris got famous for making a sex tape, and then "leaking" it to the media.  Classy.

    Don't worry, not many would recognize Spears, apparently she's turned British.

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      Iðunnposted 9 years ago in reply to this

      lol!

      thank you, Stacie. smile

      hey, while I've got you in here, is Ashley Judd the sister or mother or whatever of the other Judd, Wynona?

  41. Stacie Naczelnik profile image89
    Stacie Naczelnikposted 9 years ago

    Ashley is the daughter of singer Naomi Judd and sister of singer Wynonna Judd.  Ashley Judd is an actress, and quite beautiful.  I must admit that I've watched movies with her in them just because I think she's gorgeous and beautiful and sexy.

  42. gamergirl profile image60
    gamergirlposted 9 years ago

    Actually, "one night in Paris" was not lil miss Hilton's claim to fame.  She became famous before appearing on "the Simple Life" with her antics and connection to most of the in-crowd of female celebrity boozers.  Her sex tape wasn't released officially until 2004. tongue

    I work for an adult entertainment internet company, I get paid to know these things. hehe

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    Iðunnposted 9 years ago

    I appreciate the brief.  To me, that is esoteric knowledge.  Yes, I live a sheltered life. 

    thanx, ladies~  smile

  44. Stacie Naczelnik profile image89
    Stacie Naczelnikposted 9 years ago

    Hm...I wasn't really referring to when the tape was released...like, in a movie?  It was?

    No...I mean when the media had their hands on copies, and it was all over the news...Earlier than that I believe.  I was like, huh?  Who?  Huh?

    She was definitely on the scene before that, but nobody really paid attention.

    http://img254.imageshack.us/img254/2320/staciezc6.gif

  45. Mark Knowles profile image59
    Mark Knowlesposted 9 years ago

    I am liking this thread more and more...... Where's the lewd smilie?

  46. Stacie Naczelnik profile image89
    Stacie Naczelnikposted 9 years ago

    One thing Paris and Brit have in common is that their coochies have been displayed to the public, in some form or another.

  47. gamergirl profile image60
    gamergirlposted 9 years ago

    http://www.smileys4msn.com/displaysmiley.php?show=4463

    Censored for Hubpages viewing.

    1. Hazok profile image76
      Hazokposted 9 years ago in reply to this

      What the hell is the bananas doing? lol

      1. cflynn profile image83
        cflynnposted 9 years ago in reply to this

        one banana is sick and the other one is pushing it to the hospital.......well its what i was told about dogs!!

        Cait

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    Iðunnposted 9 years ago

    Well I might have heard about that since it was hard to avoid on the news (at least in regards to Paris), but I didn't look O.O

    Please excuse my Bill Clinton (I didn't inhale) moment.

  49. Stacie Naczelnik profile image89
    Stacie Naczelnikposted 9 years ago

    yikes

    Crazy bananas!

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    Iðunnposted 9 years ago

    lolz

    +1 derailing threads for amusement and fun

    and on the original topic, I too think it's great to see Hubbers protect each other's work, in concert.  Kudos to all who helped with that.

 
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